Seven steps to enhance open science practices in animal science : [Preprint]
The Open Science movement aims at ensuring accessibility, reproducibility and transparency of research. The adoption of Open Science practices in animal science, however, is still at an early stage. To move ahead as a field, we here provide seven practical steps to embrace Open Science in animal science. We hope that this paper contributes to the shift in research practices of animal scientists towards open, transparent and reproducible science, enabling the field to gain additional public trust and deal with future challenges to guarantee reliable research.